Variety is proud to offer skills and training for everyone. Are you a strong swimmer and an aspiring leader? We have a variety of leadership programs available, from the Junior Lifeguard Club to Bronze Medallion and more, all designed to help you progress in the world of aquatics.
The Junior Lifeguard Club is for strong swimmers who are interested in learning the skills required for moving into the Certification courses. Participants should be able to swim at least 25 metres and tread water for 2 minutes.
If you are interested in registering, please see our Registration page for more information.
|9+ years old||Mondays 7:30-8:30pm||$110|
Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education – judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn towns and carries, defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500m timed swim.
|Minimum 13 years of age OR Bronze Star Certification (need not be current)||January 2-6March 11-15||Members $175, Non-members $190|
This course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatics facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor Certification. Includes a timed 600m swim.
|Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid Certifications (need not be current)||January 2-6March 11-15||Members $155, Non-members $170|
Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid, including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies.
Includes CPR-C certification. The first aid program is not restricted to aquatic candidates. Re-certification classes are also available.
Note: Only candidates currently certified under the Lifesaving Society and who most recently attended a full course is eligible to attend the re-certification course.
|None||September 15 & 16February 2 & 3||Members $95, Non-members $105|
National Lifeguard Certification is Canada’s professional lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard’s role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies, including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50m sprint challenge, 50m rescue drill, and a 400m endurance challenge. Successful candidates will be certified as National Lifeguards under the Lifesaving Society.
|Must be at least 16 years of age, certified with Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR-C*.||February 22-March 3June 20-28||Members $265, Non-members $290|
*Only First Aid certifications from the following agencies will be accepted: The Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance, or Canadian Ski Patrol.
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